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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Assumption of our Lady

"Mary becomes the first human person to realize the historical destiny of the faithful as members of Christ's mystical Body, beyond time, beyond death, and beyond judgement. Mary always seems to be the Advent of what is in store for man. She anticipates Christ for nine months, as she bears Heaven with her; She anticipates His passion at Cana and His Church at Pentecost. Now in the last great Doctrine of the Assumption, she anticipates heavenly glory, and the definition comes at a time when men think of it least." Archbishop Fulton Sheen (World's First Love, 1952)

A Blessed Feast of the Assumption to all of you.  Today is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics.  Also keep in mind that prior to 1955, the Assumption was a Double of the I Class with a Common Octave.  Let us celebrate the Assumption of our Lady for the next week up through August 22nd -  the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


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